by Taylor Slattery | July 8, 2020
Grasshopper can be accessed through both your web browser and smartphone via the app. The courses are linked to your Google account. It keeps track of your progress so you can use it on both platforms without having to start from scratch each time. In total, there are 8 courses, though to begin with, only one is available. True to the game format, more advanced stages are unlocked by completing the courses in order. If you need to brush up on anything you might have forgotten, past courses are available for review.
The curriculum is geared towards those with no prior coding experience, and is by no means exhaustive, but for those just looking to dip their toes in, it offers a great foundation. The course work covers basics like fundamentals, animations, and array methods, as well as some practical exercises like building basic web pages. The more advanced projects that involve writing code do require a keyboard to complete, though, so the app can only take you so far.
Taylor is the Managing Editor of Notes on Design. Taylor is a graphic designer, illustrator, and Design Lead at Weirdsleep.